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Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Minghags - For those that don't know from the odd title, Minghags is the Bam Margera-directed "follow-up" to his first movie Haggard.  However, I use the term "follow-up" very loosely in this case.  You see, Haggard told the story of Falcone (played by Brandon DiCamillo) and his friends Valo (Bam) and Ry (Ryan Dunn) as Falcone tries to invent the Garbage Juicer, Ry suffers from a breakup with a longtime girlfriend and Bam does Bam things like skateboarding and cursing.  Not a perfect movie but a fun mindless watch nonetheless.  However in Minghags, I can't tell if it's supposed to be a sequel or not because they majorly screw up the characters and the backstory.  Now, instead of Falcone inventing the Garbage Juicer, it was apparently invented by the lead singer of the in-movie band Gnarkill (also played by DiCamillo).  And he has the mountain bike made of diamonds that Falcone won in the first movie as well!  Huh?  And Ryan Dunn's character is pretty much the same as he plays the pussy-whipped boyfriend (possibly even moreso this time around) but he has a different name.  Yet he still lives with Don Vito like he did in the first movie.  Huh?  At least Bam keeps things the same, despite also having a different name for his character, as he mostly does Bam things like skateboarding and cursing.  Now, I didn't expect Minghags to be a great movie or even a good movie really.  But things like this just irk me to no end.  It's like if you went and saw Iron Man 2 only they called Tony Stark "Peter Parker" and Iron Man "Spider-Man" for no real reason, especially if that was the only change in the movie.  I'd suggest Haggard to a friend if I thought they liked it but Minghags is only for the most loyal Bam Margera fans out there.  And since I don't know any, I say avoid it at all costs.  D+

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story - Now, I don't know how accurate this movie is about Bruce Lee's life.  Somehow I don't quite believe that Bruce Lee came to America because he kicked a bunch of asses in a well-choreographed fight.  But for some reason I'd like to believe that it's more accurate than, say, "Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave".  So I'm willing not to question the credibility here.  Honestly, I've always liked this movie.  Back in my teens, I loved it for the fights.  Now, I like it because it's willing to show how flawed even a person like Bruce Lee can be.  I don't care who you are, should you become paralyzed by a kung fu master, you'd at least debate throwing in the towel and giving up.  And Bruce Lee wanted to at first.  When he finally found success in his homeland, he became a workaholic and completely ignored his family to the point where it almost resulted in a divorce.  Jason Scott Lee plays Bruce Lee so well that I'm honestly surprised he's not related.  While Dragon isn't quite non-stop action, it definitely is worth watching, especially if you're a Bruce Lee fan.  And really, who isn't?  B+   

I Sell The Dead - Aside from one random review, all I knew about this movie was that it was in the Horror section at Best Buy and it was only $5.  Well, Best Buy was only half-right as this movie isn't scary at all.  Thankfully, I don't think it was meant to be.  But where else are you going to put a movie about graverobbers taking out jobs specifically involving exhuming the undead?  It's pretty funny, actually, but I can imagine it being out of place in the Comedy section.  I Sell The Dead plays like a collection of stories, similar to the recent Trick 'R Treat, as Dominic Monaghan (aka That Guy From Lost and X-Men Origins: Wolverine) talks about his way to make a living to a priest played by Ron Perlman (aka Hellboy and The Beast from Beauty and the Beast...not the Disney version) as he awaits the guillotine.  At first, I wasn't really into watching this movie as I was quite tired and it takes me a little getting used to watching movies with thick English accents.  But when I picked back up where I left off the next day, I found myself enjoying it.  Though I don't think I'd favor it over Trick 'R Treat, I'd definitely suggest it to the horror fan who doesn't mind a good laugh at some British humor...even if the ending is a little obvious.  B+

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